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- attributed to NY State Judge Gideon Tucker

Thursday, October 28, 2010

The NAACP vs Tea Parties

A recent Wall Street Journal editorial by Jason Riley, a member of its editorial board, took the NAACP to task for worrying about tangential issues like the Tea Parties, while ignoring issues you'd think would be more central to its mission.

Riley provided several examples of how the NAACP has wasted its time and money alleging, incorrectly, that the Tea Party movement is racist, while young blacks experience a 41% unemployment rate, dismal educational performance, and a continuing curse from single-parent households.

He closes his convincing piece with this passage,

"It's hard to understand how an organization that says it's devoted to "end[ing] racial disparities" finds the time to rail against tea-party populism until you grasp that the NAACP is, first and foremost, a Democratic Party organ. The NAACP is pretending that the tea party threatens the interests of blacks because the tea party in fact threatens the interests of the Democratic left. The civil rights leadership wants to discredit the movement for political reasons. And unfortunately, this partisan agenda takes priority over the many issues of consequence that confront blacks today."

Strong, but true words. And an important reminder in an era where NPR fronts for George Soros, and much of the current election cycle's spending has come through left-leaning unions and various privately-organized entities backing both parties' agendas.

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